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October 14, 2023

15K, 10K, 5K

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VOLUNTEER
carmel valley runners

Which Way to Puke Hill?

Welcome to San Diego's only trail race through beautiful Gonzales Canyon Open Space.


The 10th Annual event will once again start and finish at the Solana Ranch Park in Carmel Valley on the East end of Gonzales Canyon, lending itself to a flat start and finish with all the elevation gains in the middle. 

This year's courses will once again feature the locally famous "Puke Hill" for the 15K AND 10K. That's right... Someone needs to race up and down the damn thing and we know the 10Kers missed it last year. 5K runners? Don't worry we keep it flat for you.

Don't let the coastal backdrop fool you... the trails on this course can feel like a mountain race so train like it is.

This is event is limited to 350 runners and will sell out! So, sign up early. 

RACE DETAILS:

RACE LOCATION: Solana Ranch Park

RACE ADDRESS: 13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch Rd, San Diego, 92130

RACE DATE: October 14, 2023

RACE PARKING: 

  • Main Runner Parking located at Solana Ranch Elementary (next to park)

  • Additional runner parking

    • located in Pacific Highlands Shopping Center- 2 blocks away from event site

    • neighborhood streets (within 5-6 min walking)

COURSE TIME LIMIT: 3 Hours 

PACKET PICKUP:  

Injinji HQ

Thursday Oct 12

3:30pm- 5:30pm

10373 Roselle St

San Diego, CA 92121

Fleet Feet San Diego

Friday Oct 13

3:30pm- 6:00pm

5980 Village Way

San Diego, CA 92130

PARKING MAP

TYPE OF TERRAIN: 100% Dirt Trail

COURSE NOTES: 

  • CUPLESS RACE

  • Out-and- Back Courses

  • Trail Shoes Recommended

COURSE RECORDS 

  • 15K:

    • Nathan Brown: 1:01:21 (2022)

    • Anna Belk: 1:13:11 (2022)

  • 10K:

    • Victor Marquez 42:04 (2023)

    • Ashley Jimenez: 55:42 (2023)

FAQ's: Please Click HERE

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CARMEL VALLEY IS PART OF THE SUNSHINE SERIES

SCHEDULE:

6:30AM- REG OPENS 

7:30AM- 15K STARTS

8:00AM- 10K STARTS

8:30AM- 5K STARTS

9:15AM- KIDS DASH

9:30AM- OG AWARDS

9:45AM- AG AWARDS

10:30AM- EVENT CLOSES

*Schedule subject to change

PAST RESULTS:

2018

2019

2021

2022

Last 4 years of LIVE racing

2023 WINNERS:

15K (MALE):

Brian Sprague 1:04:37

Rob Marshall 1:09:43

Lewis Glover 10:10:35

15K (FEMALE):

Olivia Horgan1:09:50

Chelsea Factor 1:11:02

Emma Kim 1:19:13

KOH AND QOH

Brian Sprague

Olivia Horgan

2023 WINNERS:

10K (MALE):

Victor Marquez  42:04

Matthew Nelli  48:55

Ashley Grey Smart 51:21

10K (FEMALE):

Ashley Jimenez 55:42

Miriam Seely 55:50

Cece Garcia 56:08

KOH AND QOH:

Victor Marquez

Ashley Jimenez

15K COURSE

COURSE TERRAIN: 100% DIRT

COURSE TYPE: OUT AND BACK 

ELEVATION GAIN: 912 FT 

MAJOR HILL CLIMB(S): MILE 5-5.5 (PUKE HILL)

AID STATIONS: 3 TOTAL 

COURSE LINK: HERE

10K COURSE

COURSE TERRAIN: 100% DIRT

COURSE TYPE: OUT AND BACK 

ELEVATION GAIN: 501 FT 

MAJOR HILL CLIMB(S): MILE 3-3.5 (PUKE HILL)

AID STATIONS: 2 TOTAL 

COURSE LINK: HERE

5K COURSE

COURSE TERRAIN: 100% DIRT

COURSE TYPE: OUT AND BACK 

ELEVATION GAIN: 144 FT 

MAJOR HILL CLIMB(S): N/A

AID STATIONS: N/A 

COURSE LINK: HERE

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